HelloEV has launched an app in the UK that enables fleets of electric vehicles (EVs) to be shared.
The app is designed to help organisations and communities with EVs create a car-pooling system, managed via a keyless booking app.
The technology also helps organisations reduce the number of vehicles it requires to operate.
The company was founded in Oxford by smart city experts Antony Page and Jason Warwick to supply EV sharing, mobility and energy solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
HelloEV managing director Page said: “Businesses are taking the positive step of converting their fleet of vehicles to EVs, but our technology can help them manage their EV fleets more effectively.
“The app enables them to share fleet EVs, which also helps them to reduce the number of vehicles they require, thus saving them money alongside emissions.”
At least 18 cities are implementing zero emissions or clean air zones. These include charging fossil fuel vehicles to enter the zones or excluding them completely and workplace charging levies. In total the Government required 29 cities to review air quality levels under the Clean Air strategy.
HelloEV chief technical officer Warwick said: “The benefits of switching to EVs are vast, zero pollution, a huge reduction in fuel costs, reduced maintenance and having vehicles with a longer life span.”
HelloEV was set up with funding from the European Commission and European Investment Bank ELENA programme.
It provides advice on current Government grants for EVs and charge points, in addition to guidance on taxation and wider benefits of going electric.